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Philips SHL5905
8.7 out of 10

Philips SHL5905

Inspired by cities & savvy urbanites, the retro-mod CitiScape Up Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Philips SHL5905

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Overall 10
10

User Review

emanlee, head-fi.org
10 June 2013
  • Summary: i never usually write reviews, but when i do, its usually with underrated earphones/headphones, because i think they do deserve some justice.   just a background, i owned headphones/earphones like brainwavz, sennheisers, superluxes,  beyerdynamics, etc.
  • Pros: accurate bass, soundstage, depth, versatile headphones, fun to hear
  • Cons: in line volume control useless, not exactly neutral
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Mikeopellos, head-fi.org
19 March 2013
  • Summary: Hi Headfiers. Am a beginner headfier and this is my first review , so do take it with a grain of salt. The CitiScape Uptowns are my first pair of respectively good over ear headphones so I accept any criticism on my review. I bought These 3 years ago when they were released and am happy ever since.
  • Pros: Fun to listen to , value for money , best mids I've heard on the price range , comfy (can be worn all day ) , build quality is ok
  • Cons: No Detachable Cable , cable noise , mic is meh in line volume is annoying , not any accesories , build quality is ok
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Star2806, head-fi.org
8 February 2013
  • Summary: Build quality.   The earcup padding is exquisite with it's soft, smooth faux leather, as well as the beautifully padded headband.  The model I bought for £49 off Amazon was the all black one without the volume control as I had demoed the silver one with the volume control and it had a channel...
  • Pros: Bass, wide soundstage, warm sound, comfy padding, neutral sound signature
  • Cons: Short lead
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

manveru, head-fi.org
25 October 2012
  • Summary: **Last Update: Sept 18, 2012**   About:   The Uptown is the highest model in Philips' new CitiScape line of headphones. They come in black/brown or silver/brown, and are priced at $150 USD (street is/can be much lower).
  • Pros: Sound (esp. bass and soundstage), extremely comfortable, looks nice
  • Cons: Cable could be better, inline remote is a problem, causes static and channel imbalance unless in a "sweet spot"
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Overall 5
5.0

User Review

Lux Nocte, head-fi.org
25 October 2012
  • Summary: My Preference The primary styles of music I enjoy are New Age, Classical, and Celtic. Essentially I would not be welcome in a conversation about Metal or Rock. I have few prejudices when it comes to music genres, and can listen to and enjoy many different kinds.
  • Pros: Very comfortible with a fantastic build quality and good looks.
  • Cons: May be too quiet for some. Perm. Imbalance
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

theBjrd, head-fi.org
25 October 2012
  • Summary: *Before reading, please know that I'm very new to Head-Fi and I've never written a serious review before. Thanks!   Overview I bought these headphones after months of on and off research and consideration.
  • Pros: Great sound, comfort and noise isolation
  • Cons: Poorly designed cable and not very portable
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Marleybob217, head-fi.org
25 October 2012
  • Summary: A friend of mine needed a new headphone, which was cheap, closed and good sounding. I said to him, dream on friend it will be very tough to find a headphone with those criteria. But then after some browsing in the city, I stumbled upon the philips uptown.
  • Pros: Clear sound, very big soundstage.
  • Cons: Bass boost.
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Chiek, head-fi.org
25 October 2012
  • Summary: Great sound isolation and exclusion of noise. One must thus be extra watchful for traffic or any approaching menace when one is enjoying the great sound out doors. I took a 6 km lunch walk today and enjoyed the beautiful music of The Walflowers, John Mayer, Jackson Brown, Pretenders and a duet...
  • Pros: Audio quality, looks, and great for outdoors. Don't need an amplifier
  • Cons: Sliding volume control on the cable. Easy to over adjust and blast your ears. Prefer pinch type of control.
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

zokenshin, Amazon
22 April 2015
Overall 10
10

Truly Excellent. Great Bargain.

Max Kam, Amazon
11 April 2015
  • Summary: Amid the trouble with the volume control and the minor imbalance of the headphones left to right when the slide controls are fiddled with (I'd just leave the volume slide at one position and not use it at all), the sound quality is immense. Very impressive.
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